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Marcela Fernandez : Spanish

Marcela Fernandez
Subject : Spanish Native
Argentina
(105) Lessons
100%      
(35) Reviews
Last class : 8+ days
8+ days
Offline
45 Min : $19.12 / £14.89 / €16.86
Trial: FREE
Hello, my name is Marcela Fernandez and I'm 39 years old and currently living in Argentina. I am a native Spanish speaker and teach English, Spanish. I have been an online Spanish teacher with Verbalplanet.com since May 2014. I can speak the following languages fluently: Spanish, English. I am currently offering a free initial trial lesson for new students.

Detailed Profile in English

About me

My name's Marcela Fernández and I´m 35 years old.

I have been teaching English and Spanish since 2003. I live in Rosario, the second biggest city in Argentina. It is 300 kms away from Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina.

I really like teaching Spanish to foreign students, it's a wonderful way of combining work and cultural learning. I not only like teaching grammar and vocabulary but I also like including the cultural background of my country if the students are interested in it.

Qualifications & Experience

I have a degree as a Teacher of English from the Instituto de Educación Superior N°28 Olga Cossettini from Rosario.

I graduated in 2003 but I started teaching private lessons and substituting in 2001. I have experience in teaching children, teenagers as well as adults. I obtained a degree for teaching business English in 2002 called " El Inglés para negocios en el Nivel Polimodal y en la Educación de Adultos" sponsored by the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano.

I taught business English for many years in-company. I worked in John Deere and GM teaching English to managers from the finance and logistics sections. I have also a post-graduate degree in teaching Spanish as a second language from the Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano in Rosario.

I have also done an intensive course about "Enseñanza de Español como Lengua Extranjera" in International House of Buenos Aires in January 2008, obtaining my degree with a Distinction. I am currently studying to become an English-Spanish translator. I am in my last year in the Instituto de Educación Superior N°28 Olga Cossettini.

I have been teaching Spanish to students from different universities in USA through the Universidad Nacional de Rosario- AHA Study Abroad Programme as well as doctors and people related to health services from Brazil through the Instituto Universitario Italiano de Rosario.

Teaching Approach

My classes are dynamic and focused on the students' needs and interests.

For me, what my students do is really important. I believe grammar and vocabulary are the basis for a meaningful learning but so is speaking and listening. I combine all four skills (speaking, listening, reading and writing) in order to provide a comprehensive method and also to actively engage my students with the content.

Functional language is also key to meaningful learning.

My last class was :
8+ days ago.
 
15 Aug 2016
By : Kate W
Subject : Spanish 
Marcela is awesome!! She creates innovative lesson plans that include not only the most useful information, but also interesting cultural tidbits. I HIGHLY recommend her. Great classes, I already feel like I've learned so much!
 
22 Apr 2016
By : Jsferrell
Subject : Spanish 
Very organized and patient.
 
19 Jan 2016
By : kieransf
Subject : Spanish 
I really enjoyed my first lesson, Marcela is an excellent teacher; who is well organised and gets you to speak Spanish as soon as possible.
 
03 Sep 2015
By : finklestein09
Subject : Spanish 
Marcela is a wonderful teacher, very patient and great at personalizing the class. She has prepared me for my job very well! Muchas gracias!

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